Stanislav Kropilák

Stanislav "Stano" Kropilák (born 10 June 1955) is a retired Czechoslovak-Slovak professional basketball player. At a height of 6'10" (2.08 m), he was a talented power forward-center. He is considered to be one of the best European players of his generation. Kropilák was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. His nickname as a player was Kily.[1]

Stanislav Kropilák
Personal information
Born (1955-06-10) 10 June 1955 (age 64)
Kremnica, Czechoslovakia
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
Playing career1972–1996
PositionPower forward / Center
Career history
1972–1975Slavia SVST Bratislava
1975–1983Inter Bratislava
1983–1984RH Pardubice
1984–1985Inter Bratislava
1985–1989CEP Fleurus
1989–1990Spirou Monceau
1990–1992Amicale Steinsel
1992–1994Avenire Namur Basket
1994–1996Spirou Basket Gilly
Career highlights and awards

Club careerEdit

In his club career, Kropilák won 5 Czechoslovak League championships (1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985). He was named to the Czechoslovak League First Team 10 times (1976–1985). He was also named to the FIBA European Selection 4 times (twice in 1981, 1982, 1987).

National team careerEdit

Kropilák helped to lead the senior Czechoslovakia national team to a EuroBasket silver medal, at the EuroBasket 1985, as well as to two EuroBasket bronze medals, in 1977 and 1981. He was named to the EuroBasket 1983 All-Tournament Team.

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